Sage Salt R8 990-4 Fly Rod
All-Around Permit rod from the Florida Keys to Belize, shallow water, moderate winds, light to medium sized flies. Baby Tarpon and Snook rod from Ascension Bay to Belize to the backcountry waters of Florida. Heavyweight Bonefish rod for battling wind and large fish from Hawaii to the Keys. Bull Redfish rod from Louisiana to across the Gulf Coast. All-Around Striper rod, Maine to Montauk, surf casting to sand flats, tidal rips to blitzing bass.
- 25% Greater Strength Per Rod
- More Intuitive Sweet Spot and Touch
- Saltwater Specific Guide Set
- Heavy-Duty Reel Seat
Most salt rods are built for pure power and ultimate strength--that is table stakes for the venue and the discipline. With Sage's new R8 graphite, adding 25% more strength-per-weight was the easy part--a simple function of material advancement--but one that also increased the fight in the rod even down to our six-weight. Sage has increased the pure pulling power without the need to add more material, fillers or reinforcement. The outcome is simple, providing the ability for faster landing times and reducing fish stress and catch-and-release pressure.
More strength and fight were an obvious upgrade, yet few salt rods, especially in the heavier weights, achieve the importance of feel for fine touch shots and precise presentations. Shaping a taper that brought this increased touch into the equation took more time. Yet after a long residence in the birthplace of saltwater fly fishing, and working directly with the experienced guides there, Sage's rod designers found the right profile and fiber alignment that delivered strength, fine touch presentation, and a more intuitive sweet spot to a class of rods that have long had a reputation as unwieldy, unforgiving and difficult. With the SALT R8, gone are the days of sacrificing the feel and touch in your saltwater rod.
Sage Salt R8 990-4Length: 9' 0"
Physical Weight: 4 1/8 oz
HANDLE: Full-Wells With Eva Fighting Butt
COLOR: Tempest Blue